Lafayette students produce several student publications every year. These publications give students the opportunity not only to express themselves creatively, but also to learn the logistics of producing a distributed publication. Whether as writers or producers, our students continuously rise to the challenge to craft interesting, respectable, and creative publications. For questions about any of the student publications, please contact .
The Bear Facts, Lafayette’s student newspaper, contains news, interviews, features, columns, art and photos. Any student can submit work to the Bear Facts, but fourth and fifth graders are its regular reporters and photographers. Coverage meetings and work sessions are after school in Ms. Echave’s room. Please contact for details. Read published editions of Bear Facts.
Cub Facts is a magazine for Kindergarten and Pre-K students created by Lafayette 4th and 5th graders. Please contact for details. Read published editions of Cub Facts.
Sports X-Treme is a bi-weekly sports publication. Interested fifth grade students do the production work including writing, editing, design, layout and distribution. Coverage meetings and work sessions are held during silent reading times or after school. Read the current or archived editions of Sports X-treme.
Northwest Current correspondents are fifth graders who write timely articles about Lafayette for the school dispatches section of this weekly Washington newspaper. Four fifth graders have been chosen to take on the job of Northwest Current correspondents this year. They will rotate the responsibility of writing articles about Lafayette student life for the local weekly newspaper, each producing a story about once a month. The students are Marcus Han, Parker Fending, Jack Pagano and Mollie Reeder. Be sure to congratulate them, wish them luck, and give them story ideas when you see them! Read our latest article here!
Images, our beloved student anthology, is a Lafayette tradition. Past editions can still be found on the bookshelves of many Lafayette graduates. This annual spring publication contains an illustration and writing sample from every student in the school. Class pictures and autograph pages make it a perennial favorite with the students.
Lafayette’s art and literary calendar has been the crown jewel of the school’s publications for twenty years. This full-color calendar contains some of our students’ best artwork garnered from recent art assignments. Students participate in special writing sessions with Ms. Echave, Ms. McClanahan or Ms. Perll and produce one or more poems. Select poems are matched with the art to produce a stunning and unique calendar. The Lafayette school calendar won the 2002 Student Publishing Award for Excellence, sponsored by the Association of Educational Publishers and Time for Kids. The award recognizes excellence in student-written and student-produced publishing.